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Ariel Yigal Graff

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   8 reviews

also known as Ari Graff

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Ariel

Learn Ariel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    90%
    Counsel and represent current and former employees and executives in all types of employment law matters in federal and state trial courts, including claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, intellectual property rights, and failure to pay wages and overtime premiums.

    18 years

  2. Class action
    10%

    18 years

Location

Filosa Graff LLP
111 John Street
Suite 2510
New York, NY, 10038

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2014
Recommendation- legal services by Ariel Graff
I worked with Ari Graff on an employment matter. I appreciated his expertise, and his calm and professional manner- as employment issues can be stressful. He also was exceptionally available via email and phone, during the back-and-forth on final issues, within time-limited deadlines. I know he had other clients, but he made sure I knew when he could get back to me- he clearly was working late evenings and weekends. All of this was done for the initial fee- there were no additional costs - and I knew that if the work had gone further- the fees would have been reasonable. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2012
Good consul and excellent negotiation skills
Ari was always on top of my case. He returned my calls right away and always kept me updated with the latest information. He provided me good recommendations and options. He was knowledgable and fought for my rights. I'm satisfied with the outcome in the time he was able to negotiate settlement. He is a good lawyer and I trust that he did the best he could for my case. At the end I'm happy with the results Thanks to Ari's hard work.
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Posted by Jack | October 25, 2012
Severance and Employment Contract Negotiation
Ari was responsive and seemed to take a genuine interest in my case, and in making sure that I was fully informed and understood my options, risks and possible benefits throughout. He clearly knows what he's doing, and was able to get a better outcome than I anticipated (or thought to be possible) in drafting and negotiating my separation agreement with my former employer, as well as my employment agreement for my new job. I highly recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by David | October 4, 2012
I highly recommend Ariel Graff
I highly recommend Ariel Graff and his firm. I was being bullied by my employer about overtime and didn't know where to turn. My employer is on the east coast and I live on the west coast. I sent emails to several firms and no one wanted to take my case (I assume it was because I was a small case). Mr. Graff on the other hand returned my e mail with a phone call the same day. Right away I felt like I found the right attorney. He took care of everything and put my mind at ease. I had complete confidence that he would represent me well, and he did. Throughout the whole process I felt like he was in control of my case. Even though I was a small case, I felt like I was important to him. He always wanted to do what was best for me. In the end I received the compensation I was seeking. Ariel and his team just made it a positive experience. I could not be happier.
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Posted by Andra | October 3, 2012
Professional and personal review
I have known Ari since law school. He is one of the smartest, most determined lawyers I have ever met. I selected him because I trusted him as a personal friend, but I stuck with him and kept using his services after I got to experience what an excellent attorney he truly is.
Posted by Jurek | October 2, 2012
Ariel Graff
Ariel Graff was diligent, effective and sincere in working my case. His work ethic is so renowned that he cannot be compared with other lawyers. He will make you feel comfortable with the legal process and make sure you are always informed with what is happening within your case. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a lawyer with your best interest at heart and is an expert in the legal process.
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Posted by Maria | October 1, 2012
Ari is a great lawyer I would recommend him without hesitation
I was going through a very tough time and Ari took my case and kept me informed every step of the way via calls, emails and the basecamp tool that allowed me to see my case and all documentation submitted. Whatever I did not understand Ari patiently took the time to explain and give me both best and worse case scenarios. He is an excellent lawyer that I would recommend to anyone without hesitation or reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Early enthusiasm quickly faded
I was eager to work with Ari, and he seemed very confident and optimistic about our chances. He bragged about how he had previously won a case against my former employer for a large sum (I later discovered it was a sub-contractor, not the same company) and that he would gain a quick settlement. After several weeks without a response, he was finally able to speak with their attorney and was then unable to get a settlement offer. This entire time he was preparing me to go through the legal process, but when it came time to start filing the complaint he stopped responding to my repeated e-mails and phone calls. It was quite shocking and disturbing. I was not trying to rush him, just wanted to know where we were in the process. It would have been one thing if he told me that he thought the legal steps would be too burdensome and we should just abandon the case, but he didn't do that. Eventually, after several weeks, he changed his opinion and told me that there would likely be very little damages and a lot of work for very little money. At that point I had no choice but to abandon the case, but it was obvious that he had more profitable clients. I also learned throughout the process that he did not have the connections or reputation with my former employer that he claimed earlier.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Ottinger Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Thompson Wigdor LLP
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Syrnik v Polones
  • Jury verdict for plaintiff on all claims - final award of $756,000

Associations

  • UCLA Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2004 - 2006
  • UCLA Moot Court Honors Program
  • 2004 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • New York Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • New York Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • New York Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • New York Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • University of Hawai'i Law Review
  • Free
 Exercise 
& 
Hybrid
 Rights
  • 2007
  • UCLA Law Review
  • Calibrating the Balance of Free Exercise, Religious Establishment and Land Use Regulation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (21)
Endorse Ariel
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ari is a smart, effective, and experienced employment litigator. I would highly recommend him to any potential client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Ariel Yigal Graff
Ariel Yigal Graff
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 16 years